A couple of days ago on a 50+ mile ride, I developed soreness near the inside back.. near the side.. of my left knee joint. It was most noticeable sweeping through the bottom of the pedal stroke and on the up-stroke when spinning. I can feel it when I just lift my left leg and flex the knee.
I rode a short 26 miler yesterday and still felt/feel the pain in that joint.
What have I injured? More importantly, how do I fix it? Just stay off the bike a few days?
I made a couple of small changes to my bike (and gear) prior to this injury. I installed a new Terry Liberator Y Gelissimo saddle (and discovered my old saddle was positioned too far forward) and added some partial inserts in my biking shoes that provide arch support. These changes provided greater comfort in the seat and a more comfortable and powerful (such as it is) spin on the pedals. I seem to have eliminated the hot spot issue I was having in the left foot.
Could the changes have contributed to the cause?